I think I want to stop making tools for a while.

@stephen I'd like to use them. I want to do more concrete work, less abstract work, only for a year.

@neauoire I’m excited to see where it takes you. I’m cutting back drastically on my hobbies, to focus on just one. I hope this also helps me spend more time with friends. I’m surrounded by amazing people in my city, who I rarely see.

@stephen Let's reconviene in a year's time and see how we faired ;)

@neauoire build a new software application every season.

@neauoire create more (illustrations, animations, and tools) just for myself, and less for others.

@neauoire
Finish the first version of my exocortex

Pitch my open source bike camper and (hopefully) get it funded so I can work on it full-time

Move out of Loveland, CO onto new things

@dualhammers lol my car was purchased from a used lot in Loveland and is now halfway across the country. Small world.

This camper sounds cool!

@tulsi There are a lot of used car lots near me :P

I hope it becomes cool. It's something I want to work on regardless but having 6-12 months to work on it full time would be ideal. There are many homeless here and they don't have the tools or the tech to help themselves in a society that, mostly, won't help them

Makes me very sad

@neauoire I think I figured out another sub goal.

I'd like to dabble in Python - I feel like between using blender and other tools it'd be a useful language to have some fluency in

@dualhammers Nice! Python is great for IoT too! I'm sure @autophagy can help you with anything Python :)

@neauoire @autophagy It was Mika's site that reminded me I wanted to learn it. Probably going to use Flask as a framework for my site rather than Hugo just to get the practice in

@neauoire @autophagy (Ed's note: Matthew does not know if flask is a framework - just that it seems to be a way to create a static site system)

@dualhammers @neauoire Mhm! It's tiny framework for building web applications. I use it with Hraew to build a static site, but also with Scieldas to make project metadata buttons based on API calls: scieldas.autophagy.io/

@dualhammers @neauoire Blender is actually what got me into Python 👍🏻👍🏻

@neauoire i want to follow the software design principles you had gathered (which i can't find on xxiivv atm) and see where that brings me

@neauoire i was actually thinking of this list

(i have my own backup in my wiki :)

@neauoire ohhhhh this is news to me, i will devour this. thanks! :tealheart:

@neauoire I'll glad to share my plans, but you know what? I actually tend to overplan my projects too much, and generate way more ideas than I can actually produce, instead of completing at least a single one. I'm lazy.

I suffer from it. It's almost like a disease. I currently have 22 directories in my personal todo folder, and I want to complete at least half of them. But honestly, I'll be happy with even 3.

@ra I know this well :) Have you ever read this article on procrastination, more especially the pain of "starting"? While it might not be directly relevant, it might help.

lesswrong.com/posts/9o3QBg2xJX

@neauoire bold line is invaluable. Thank you so much

@neauoire I'm going for the "real" things in 2019. garage/studio/workshop
Started this project in May. Worked my ass off through the summer/autumn with local crazy blacksmith. Almost killed myself few times learning how to weld and work with metal. Still a beginner but never felt better. pl.pinterest.com/mojepiny/

@neauoire I think for me the most important thing I can do is remember myself and what matters to me.
I aim for more:
• discussion in small groups
• writing
• study
• experiments
• physical constructions
• coding
and less:
• business / organization work
• parties
• grand projects
• collaborations where I am the technical lead
• saying yes to things I'm not very interested in doing but that I can help a lot on

@salamander More introverted works it seems like.

I'm also beginning to value discussions in small groups more, and more. I find "personally crafted" exchanges to be more meaningful than to incessantly scratch the surface of a topic when actor in larger group.

@neauoire Narrowboat, but yes. I've been making small steps towards it, but I just need to set aside some time and do it.

@erbridge I'm happy to hear :) Keep me posted!

You'll never look back.

@neauoire Thank you. I've found your journeys very inspiring.

@erbridge It's one of my favourite channel and it might cover things that apply a lot more to the narrowboat lifestyle, than.. transoceanic sailing.

@neauoire In 2019 I want to finish Fuligo! With computer opponents, network play, and that banzuke-inspired high score board. 😎

@neauoire And maybe I'll make a game that's entirely new. I have a couple old ideas, but nothing particularly geared for mobile devices. That's probably a worthwhile design constraint to work with

@neauoire
finish my puzzle game, publish a comic book, visit Venice, get accepted for Estonia student exchange

@tomasteck Oh! Good luck wth the student exchange, visiting estonia is one of my dreams!

@neauoire Move out on my own, currently debating whether I get a mortgage for a flat or convert a vehicle for living in.

@drisc

You have so many good options when it comes to vehicle conversions and even tiny homes in the UK

@dualhammers Yeah, another thing I was thinking is to get some land in a corpse if trees somewhere and just build a cabin.

@drisc This video inspired me awhile back. Perhaps it will do the same for you youtu.be/sB0lxYLULho

@drisc @neauoire I hear there is a good houseboat scene in the UK as well? Sometimes I go to the forums and gander. m.apolloduck.com/boat/house-bo

@uonai @neauoire I grew up near a marina, I remember looking at the narrowboats and thinking they were super cool.

@drisc @uonai @neauoire Getting back to your vehicle idea.
Defender builds are super cool too imho.

@bartek @uonai @neauoire Saw a few camper defender builds at a show once. It’s amazing how they can fit so much stuff in such a small build. My family actually hosted the family from A2A(a2aexpedition.com/about-us) back in 2017 while they did a refit. I wish I’d been more into this when they were here, I could have learned a lot from them.

@drisc @uonai @neauoire They are the closest thing to land expedition spaceship you can get. Pricey as hell too (but that's could be a good side because if you invest your time in a build you can always sell it with small profit ) It's a cult and bonkers car but it flaws can became his biggest advantages if you want them too. I've spend a lot of time thinking about getting one. And it's a done deal for me.

@bartek @uonai @neauoire That's great to hear haha, good luck in your overland adventures when the time comes!

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